photo gallery-umbrellas

photo gallery
Umbrellas Around the World

Back in time there was a monthly photo competition among travel bloggers called Travel Photo Roulette. Each month had a different theme. For the Travel Photo Roulette #75 competition featuring the theme “working,” I went into my images file to find the one I entered (# 1, immediately below). I was so pleased to win!  The “prize” in this contest was that the winner had to choose a theme, oversee the next competition, and host the winning images on their website–which I was excited and enthused to do. 

Based on my winning image I declared the theme for Travel Photo Roulette #76 to be “umbrellas.” My fellow globetrotting bloggers came up with the images below.  Teresa Keane at Independent Travel Help was the winner (image #2).

woman paints giant green umbrella in Borsang Village in Chiang Mai, Thailand; c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
1. woman paints giant green umbrella in Borsang Village in Chiang Mai, Thailand; c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

2. I was in Belgrade for about 21 hours.  In the evening, I was wandering around the city centre and came across a road that had a lots of brightly-coloured umbrellas in mid-air.  I love finding quirky things and these floating umbrellas certainly fit into that category. 
Submitted by Teresa KeaneIndependent Travel Help

umbrellas in Belgrade; image c Teresa Keane
umbrellas in Belgrade; image c Teresa Keane

3. This photo was taken at the Buddhist temple complex, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, located on a mountain outside Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. The large pagoda (chedi) was constructed in 1383 to house a Buddha relic. The photo shows one of the golden umbrellas outside the chedi. There is also a 5-tiered umbrella visible on top of the pagoda that was added to commemorate Chiang Mai’s independence from Burma and its union with Thailand.
Submitted by Suzanne FluhrBoomeresque

Golden Umbrella at Doi Suthep, Thailand; image c Suzanne Fluhr
Golden Umbrella at Doi Suthep, Thailand; image c Suzanne Fluhr

4. My photo was taken in the Dubai Miracle Garden. It’s many many umbrellas hanging upside down and provides some much-needed shade!
Submitted by Kay DoughertyBlondeBrunetteTravel

umbrellas at Dubai Miracle Garden; image c Kay Dougherty
umbrellas at Dubai Miracle Garden; image c Kay Dougherty

5. Walking along the Geisha district in Kyoto, Japan, I just happened upon these lit parasols which were a nice image to capture for a night image and a candid photo of the area . . .enjoy.
Submitted by Noel Morata

umbrellas in Geisha district of Kyoto; image c Noel Morata
umbrellas in Geisha district of Kyoto; image c Noel Morata

6. When we arrived in San Francisco it was pouring with rain and we had to look for indoor activities quick! We took a bus to Japantown and went into the Japan Center where we spent a happy couple of hours drinking tea and exploring the Japanese style shops and surroundings. I saw this picture of umbrellas on the wall and thought it was rather appropriate, given the weather outside.
Submitted by Karen WarrenWorldWideWriter

umbrella drawing in Japan Center in San Francisco, California; image c Karen Warren
umbrella drawing in Japan Center in San Francisco, California; image c Karen Warren

7. In Venice, Italy, snow calls for umbrellas (and for sprinkling of salt by hand on footbridges by city workers).
Submitted by Durant ImbodenVenice for Visitors

people crossing a bridge in Venice, Italy, using umbrellas to shelter them from the snow; image c Durant Imboden
people crossing a bridge in Venice, Italy, using umbrellas to shelter them from the snow; image c Durant Imboden

8. Umbrellas in Los Cabos, Mexico.  With an average of more than 360 days of sunshine each year, one umbrella simply isn’t sufficient.
Submitted by Irene LevineMore Time to Travel

white sun umbrellas in Los Cabos, Mexico; image c Irene Levine
white sun umbrellas in Los Cabos, Mexico; image c Irene Levine

9. We were taking a river trip in Cambodia out towards Tonle Sap Lake when we passed these monks who’d just finished working on the temple.  They had all piled into the boat and were ready to leave–I love the bright colours, reflections and of course
the umbrellas to keep off the hot sun.
Submitted by Suzanne Lea JonesThe Travelbunny

monks holding umbrellas on Cambodia river; image c Suzanne Lea Jones
monks holding umbrellas on Cambodia river; image c Suzanne Lea Jones

10. We got up at dawn to hear the monks’ prayers in the Zenkoji Temple at Nagano. The monks chanted for an hour, but near the end of the service, a higher pitched voice went solo for a few minutes. I thought it was a young boy, but Kris assured me it was a woman. Turns out, there is an “abbess” at this temple. And she has a beautiful voice. And her home looks lovely in the early morning light. I also caught a shot of the abbess herself on her way back to her residence after prayers, before the attendant policeman stopped me. 
Submitted by Tom BartelTravel Past 50

monks at Zenkoji Temple in Nagano; image c Tom Bartel
monks at Zenkoji Temple in Nagano; image c Tom Bartel

11. Taken in Cambodia this shot shows my husband (with camera) and our ever-thoughtful guide, Borith Roth, standing at the front of Khmer temple The Bayon, known for its smiling faces.  It had pelted down all through lunch and was still raining when I snapped this photo, although the sun was staging a comeback.  Cooled by the thunderstorm we continued on an afternoon of temple viewing.
Submitted by Jan RobinsonBudget Travel Talk

the Banyon temple in Cambodia; image c Jan Robinson
the Banyon temple in Cambodia; image c Jan Robinson